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We attended the last market of the season at Alkmaar, September 4th. For visitors this is a fascinating sight. There are excellent explanations in many languages. Also allows great opportunities to take photographs. The working windmill enables the visitor to understand how people lived. You view a film prior to going to the windmill. You will see the mechanics first hand through a glass floor. This is the third time we have done this trip. I think that says it all.
It was great. Especially I liked Alkmaar town - maybe some more free time there would add value.
Excellent guide, very informative and friendly. Glad that I went.
It was very interesting, but the crowds made it difficult to see at the cheese market.
Interesting to see the selling process at the cheese market. Good photo opportunity. A tip, go to the right of the clock tower, there are fewer people.
Great guide who worked hard and gave a lot of detail. Good trip.
This trip was a good way to fill our last half-day in Amsterdam. The Cheese Market was small but entertaining, at least enough so for the amount of time that we had there to roam around. There were rather interesting photo ops, and for cheese lovers, the trip to the cheese farm is absolutely rewarding. To go into the Schermerhorn Windmills costs an extra €3 per person. It was worth it. There were great photo ops there also, though when we were there the tulip blooming season was already over. The guide was entertaining and well-spoken, and the tour filled our time satisfactorily. The service was professional. I have no qualms recommending it.
This was a quaint touristy event. Viator is great.
I had done the trip during a previous vacation and this time I could really appreciate the Alkmaar trip better. I recommend you go before the Dutch children get their vacation, this way you can really enjoy the show. The windmills are always interesting to see over and over again. More during sunny days !!
Far below expectations! Extremely crowded cheese market place, no time to see or do anything. If there is any possibility, drive there yourself, or share a cab, will have a lot more time and freedom, otherwise, pretty much a waste of time.
The sites are a wonderful experience, however, we did not have enough sufficient time in Alkmaar to enjoy the cheese market, cheese museum and explore the lanes.
Okay, but not a great deal to see. Weather not very good which may have resulted in not enjoying this as much as other trips.